A nonprofit is a group, organization, institution, or corporation formed to provide goods and/or services for a charitable, educational, religious, literary, or scientific purpose. Nonprofits' assets are usually donated by companies, foundations, or individuals who do not expect to be repaid. These contributions are tax-deductible. If a nonprofit meets the requirements of the Internal Revenue Service's Code, section 501(c)(3), it can obtain tax-exempt status and does not pay federal or state income taxes.
Do you have a desire to help others? Are you concerned about your community or the environment? Is there an advocacy group or a professional organization that you would like to promote? Let that desire become a part of your degree program by minoring in nonprofit administration.
Nonprofit organizations comprise an industry that covers a broad range of purposes with spheres of influence ranging from National Public Radio to the Boys and Girls Clubs of America to the World Wildlife Fund. The Occupational Outlook Handbook (2014) predicts that between 2012 and 2022, the nonprofit job outlook will increase 21%. The purpose of the nonprofit administration minor is to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to work effectively in nonprofit organizations. The nonprofit administration minor consists of 7 classes (21 credit hours).
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